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J.D. Martinez Willing to Hold Out Into Spring Training for New Deal

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Free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez is one of, if not the biggest name still available on the free agent market and despite rumored interest from the Boston Red Sox, Martinez’s market has been slow moving.

Martinez is willing to be patient in order to get the deal he is looking for and, according FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, he is willing to hold out even if it means the hold out will trickle in to spring training.

Martinez hit .303 with a career-high 45 home runs and 104 RBI last season for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Martinez would bring a significant power boost to the Red Sox lineup and would do damage in Fenway Park.

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Tigers Acquire Nolan Blackwood

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The Detroit Tigers have acquired right-hander Nolan Blackwood from Oakland Athletics, per a club announcement, although the Tigers have not yet decided yet whether or not to receive a player-to-be-named-later or cash considerations in the return of trade, according to San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser.

Blackwood is one of the two players to be named later in the who teams’ completed Mike Fiers trade earlier this season.

Blackwood, 23, has been with the Athletics’ organization since they drafted with the 14th pick in the 2016 draft.

 

 

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Red Sox Place Chris Sale On DL

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The Boston Red Sox have placed starting pitcher, and Cy Young Award candidate, Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15th, as the hurler is dealing with mild inflammation in his pitching shoulder, prompting the move.

Sale was previously on the disabled list, with the same issue, back on July 31st, which makes this tenure a bit alarming.

In a corresponding move, Boston recalled right hander Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket

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Indians’ Trevor Bauer Out 4-6 Weeks with Stress Fracture

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss four to six weeks due to a stress fracture in his right leg.

Bauer had been putting in a stellar season, with a 12-6 record to go along with a 2.22 ERA, and he is one of the leading candidates for the American League Cy Young award. The loss of Bauer for any stretch of time, especially for this time frame, will be an incredible blow to the Indians moving forward.

Bauer could return during the regular season in mid-to-late September.

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